Willem Barents is an Dutch navigator.
1594 - He left Amsterdam with two ships to search for a northeast passage to eastern Asia.
1595 - Barents commanded another expedition of seven ships, which made for the strait between the Asiatic coast and Vaygach Island.
1597 - Willem Barents died 20th of June in the Arctic Ocean.
The Barents Sea and Barents Region were both named after him.
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